Today’s Feature Event: Launch of MEMORY FACTORY with David Craig and concert by Al Tuck! June 30

7pm-10pm – Closing event, Launch of “Memory Factory” at the Palace Theatre, 41 Water Street in downtown Pictou and music by Al Tuck.

Join us for the closing event of the W(here) Festival on June 30 at the Palace Theatre in downtown Pictou!

Filmmakers David Craig and Katherine Knight of Site Media Inc., in collaboration with the Northumberland Fisheries Museum,  embark on an exciting online project that features  images and stories about the Maritime Packers lobster cannery in Caribou NS. This project intends to foster a greater awareness and understanding of the fishing industry and its history in this part of the Northumberland Straight.

As the artists state, “The lobster factories at Caribou Harbour remain vivid memories for several generations of people who worked there and for whom the experience of working in the lobster business was not just work but also being part of a community. These were locally owned and managed businesses that were mainstays of the local and regional economy. It was also seasonal work that was deeply connected to the life cycles and migrations of the sea life of the area. This website was established as a container for the oral history and local remembrance of this fishery as it once was. It also hopes to provide greater knowledge of this area as it is currently and to encourage foresight in the shaping its future.” –memoryfactory.ca

In 2006, Katherine Knight and David Craig founded Site Media Inc to produce documentaries on creative individuals in extraordinary places. Site Media has produced four documentaries on Canadian artists: Annie Pootoogook; Kinngait: Riding Light into the World; Pretend Not to See Me: The Art of Colette Urban, which received Special Mention at the 2010 Ecofilm Festival in Rhodos, Greece; and KOOP – The Art of Wanda Koop, which premiered as the gala night selection at the 2011 Reel Artists Film Festival, Toronto (see story ). Site Media Inc. is currently developing a film on the architecture of Todd Saunders on Fogo Island, NL.

Followed by a concert by AL TUCK – 8pm

Born in Summerside, PEI, Al Tuck has shared the stage with Garth Hudson, Feist, Sarah Harmer, Superfriendz, Old Man Luedecke, Buck 65, Matt Mays and Joel Plaskett.

Al is an awesome encyclopedia of popular music, a roving troubadour familiar with the inside of nearly every bar and club from coast to coast. Country, blues, r&b, rock, dub and maybe even a little vaudeville are all on his map. His consummate musical grace and dreamy drawling vocals belie one of the sharpest and most deliberate songwriting minds in music today. www.altuck.ca.

Check out some of Al’s tunes on the CBC Radio website found here. Suggested donation $10.

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